Rashmi immigrated to Perth, Australia in 2002 from India. She arrived here as a qualified Electronics & Telecommunications Engineer with over a decade of commercial experience.

She brings her career growth experience that saw her progress from an onsite engineer to becoming head of department that worked with CXO level in the organisations worked. These organisations included the top multinationals in the telecom industry and required extensive travel in Asia & Europe.

Soon after arriving in Australia, she realized, that her experience needed to be made Australia friendly. In order to achieve this transition, she completed her project management certification (PMI), and started working part time as a Project Coordinator. She took her ambitions to the next level by graduating with an MBA from the Curtin Graduate School of Business.

Her personal journey and rich experience in moving into a vastly different cultural environment, has guided her decision to pursue her passion for public speaking.

This passion together with her two decades of experience, has driven her to develop a story that motivates and helps empower women. Women that feel like the world passes them by.

Her story particularly helps women from Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD). It helps them improve their self-esteem and gives them confidence to engage with life.

Within the first of starting her business, she has worked on projects with organisations such Curtin University, Befriend, Bilingual Families Perth, Dressed for Success, and Ishar (A multicultural women health organisation).

All this passion, experience and insight are brought to life through her presentation” Presenting Confidently at work. Embrace your culture : fast track your career – the importance of mental health and raising confident, resilient multi-lingual children”.

Currently working on her book titled The complete guide to Story-Telling- for non-native English speakers, she is also a presenter and speaker with the renowned TEDx Speaker circuit.

Some of Rashmi's latest accomplishments

Rashmi's Minitalk was selected at Tedx Hartford's Virtual event in Dec2020.

Rashmi delivered a talk on : Is happiness our birth right : A woman's perspective with TEDx Kanke's virtual webinar series in Jan 2021

Rashmi has won several awards in speech contests with her impromptu speaking at Toastmasters


Confident Speakers Academy is the brain child of Rashmi Watel.

It was founded in July 2020, while the whole world was going through the COVID Pandemic, Rashmi was going through her own turmoil. She has defied the society norms, in almost all the phases of her life.

She loved being a mother, however she missed her working life. She wanted to go out , work, feel accomplished , however the catch was that she also wanted to be with her daughters.

She wanted to be an active parent, she wanted to volunteer at their school, she wanted to participate in their school assemblies, she wanted to pick & drop them up from school.


After struggling for nearly two years, she with the help of her amazing business coach came up with the idea of becoming a Public Speaking Coach.

Rashmi has always been a Confident Speaker, however, she  never thought of speaking and coaching others to become confident speakers as a a career.

That is when Confident Speakers Academy was born  to help non-native English Speakers become better communicators.

At Confident Speakers Academy we not help you build your confidence, we help you monetise your public speaking skills.